Originally Posted by jlongman
I have a brand new Apex 18.9 FBS and am also concerned about winterizing the water system. I do not have a syphon to draw anti freeze into the system. This was all explained to me when we bought the unit but i had a lot of things going through my head that day. Absent the syphon hose do I put anti freeze into the fresh water tank and then use the pump to pump it through the water lines? i.e. turn on pump and open faucets, shower and toilet until they run pink? I see to leave some anti freeze in the toilet.
The video was very helpful about draining the water heater.
You can make what you need easy enough. Go to the home store and buy 6 foot of vinyl tubing and a 1/2 inch NPT PEX to Hose Coupling to connect the pump inlet to the vinyl tubing.
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Unscrew the inlet feed from the fresh water tank and hook up your widget. REMOVE the fuse from the pump and go into the camper and turn on the pump switch.
Go back to the pump and use the fuse to run the pump to flush your system. DO NOT forget to remove the water filter; bypass the water heater; drain and flush the water heater; and winterize the drains, Turbo Flush (if installed) and check valve on the city water inlet.
I leave the fuse next to the pump for when I get the unit ready for spring.
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